The Day of the Triffids

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Day of the Triffids (1963, UK) is an Eco-Terror-Sci-Fi-Horror film directed by Steve Sekely and Freddie Francis (uncredited).


Main Details

  • Released on April 25, 1963 (April 27, 1963 in the U.S.)
  • Color
  • Running time: 93 minutes
  • Production Co.: Allied Artists Pictures| Security Pictures Ltd.
  • Distribution Co.: Rank Films Productions | Allied Artists Pictures
  • Directed by Steve Sekely and Freddie Francis (uncredited)
  • Written by Bernard Gordon and Philip Yordan, from John Wyndham's novel
  • Starring: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott

Plot Summary

  • After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.


  • Spine Chilling Terror
  • A brain-chilling tale of tomorrow happens in our world today!
  • In the footprints of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing comes a masterpiece of kitsch filmmaking from 1962
  • The Triffids are coming to devour the human race! ... suddenly the hideous crawling things are everywhere... and no one can escape!
  • From the nightmare novel that made the world shudder
  • Fantastic, frightening, but entirely plausible. John Wyndham's famous story of a world dominated by monstrous, stinging plants catches the imagination like the best of HG Wells.
  • Beware the triffids... they grow... know... walk... talk... stalk... and kill!
  • Triffids take over the world! From the greatest science-fiction novel of all time!
  • Man eating plants! Spine chilling terror!
  • The triffids are coming! The triffids are growing! The triffids are killing!
  • From the greatest science fiction novel of all time!
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